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Cultural Anthropology

Shelf surfing is a good way to find books that are not easily found in the catalog. Knowing where to look for books on cultural anthropology is key to finding the books on the shelf. Below are call numbers sorted by subject. Books on anthropology, race, medical anthropology, ethnology, social & cultural anthropology, and more are often listed under the following call number:


  • Call Number: GN1 - 890

Race (General)

  • Call Number: GN269 - 279

Medical Anthropology

  • Call Number: GN296 - 296.5

Ethnology, Social & Cultural Anthropology

  • Call Number: GN301 - 674

Culture & Cultural Processes including Social Change, Structuralism, Diffusion, etc

  • Call Number: GN354 - 367

Cultural Traits, Customs, & Institutions

  • Call Number: GN406 - 517

Ethnic Groups & Races

  • Call Number: GN537 - 674


  • Call Number: GN1 - 950



You can also search the library catalog by using subject headings. Subject headings can be a word, group of words, or phrase used to describe what the book is about. The following is a partial list of subject headings related to Cultural Anthropology that can be used when searching for books and other items in the FAU Libraries Catalog.

  • Anthropology
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology--fieldwork
  • Ethnopyschology
  • First Contact (Anthropology)
  • Philosophical anthropology
  • Medical anthropology
  • Medical anthropology-philosophy 
  • Theological anthropology--Christianity

Landmark Books in Cultural Anthropology

Further Reading

For additional electronic books, see the library catalog at or the following databases under the link databases:  Social Sciences Premium Collection, Sage Reference and AnthroSource

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What if a book is not available at my library?

If a book, article or other item is not available at your library, you must Interlibrary Loan the item/s. 

Go to the following link to request the item be sent to your campus libraryInterlibrary Loan

Last updated on Feb 23, 2024 3:31 PM